From the land of the Red & Green Chilis, New Mexico’s Wake Self has always kept it elevated, from his own emcee name, to projects called the “Heal’em Tour,” or his last album titled “Good Things Happen To Those Who Wake“- his message is always progressive.

The Roswell native’s brand new video “Still Love Her,” a reference to Common’s classic 1994 joint “I Used to Love H.E.R.” is no exception. This funky new DJ Young Native produced track features J Dilla’s mother, Ma Dukes, on the intro and appears on Wake Self’s upcoming album, Malala, named after Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist.

Beyond the homage to recent geniuses like Dilla, the whole track is a heart felt tribute to hop-hop pioneer’s and the torch carrying soldiers that Wake himself studied while he was coming up.

When things fell apart it made the stakes high/ Hip hop ain’t dead but the radio’s a grave site/and this is the mass resurrection for those half steppin  – Wake Self

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